Notes: The top 120 on the money list after the Mizuno Classic two weeks ago qualified for the season ending tournament. The event replaced the ADT Championship, the limited field Trump International finale that had a $1 million top prize. Jiyai Shin won that event last year, beating Karrie Webb by a stroke in the eight player Sunday shootout. . Wie is making her 19th LPGA Tour start of the season. She also will play the European tour’s Dubai Ladies Masters in December. . Shin has an eight point lead over Ochoa in the player of the year race. Cristie Kerr is third, 29 points behind Shin. Points are awarded to the top 10 finishers, with the tournament winner getting 30, second place 12 and third nine. If Shin ends Ochoa’s three year reign, the 21 year old South Korean will sweep the rookie and player awards. Nancy Lopez is the only player to win both in the same season, accomplishing the feat in 1978. Tied with Ochoa for the tour victory lead with three, Shin wrapped up the money title last week. She has made $1,775,104 $279,292 more than second place Kerr. . Ochoa leads Shin in the Vare Trophy scoring average race, 70.2250 to 70.2674.
Notes: The top 60 on The Race to Dubai money list qualified for the season ending event, with only Paul Casey (rib injury) and Anthony Kim missing. The 20 year old McIlroy tops the standings with $3,778,016. Second place Lee Westwood ($3,587,256), third place Martin Kaymer ($3,471,564) and fourth place Ross Fisher ($3,132,976) are the only player in contention for the $1.5 million top prize from the $7.5 million bonus pool. McIlroy, Westwood or Kaymer would win with a tournament victory, regardless of where the others finished. The Race to Dubai money winner also will receive a seven year European tour exemption. The tournament winner will get a five year exemption. . Citing the economic downturn, the event purse and bonus pool were cut 25 percent in September from $20 million to $15 million. . Padraig Harrington, Geoff Ogilvy, Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, Camilo Villegas and Sergio Garcia are in the field. . The Omega Mission Hills World Cup is next week in China.0